Sanaa Bhambri ousts Korean in 2nd round of ITF Women's Circuit

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Chandigarh, Nov 5 (UNI) Delhi-based fifth seeded Sanaa Bhambri overcame the challenge of Korea's Jung-Yoon Shin in straight sets 6-4 6-3 in the second round match of the dollar 10,000 Bhavana Swarup ITF Women's Circuit here today.

Unseeded Parul Goswami pulled off a mild upset by beating seventh seed Parija in three sets 6-4 6-7(5) 6-0 in an all-India second round affair. In another clash between two Indians, Fourth seed Rushmi Chakravarthi ousted Sweta Solanki in straight sets 6-2 6-1.

Down by one set, sixth seeded Emily Webley-Smith of Great Britain overcame a stiff resistance from Iuliia Kiriienko of Ukraine 1-6 7-5 6-3, while top seeded Nicole Thyssen (Ned) showed the door to China's Chun-Yan He in straight sets 6-3 6-2.

Singles (2nd round): Nicole Thyssen (Ned) (1) bt Chun-Yan He (Chn) 6-3 6-2, Parul Goswami (Ind) bt Parija Maloo (Ind) (7) 6-4 6-7(5) 6-0, Rushmi Chakravarthi (Ind) (4) bt Kumari-Sweta Solanki (Ind) 6-2 6-1, Poojashree Venkatesha (Ind) bt Alexandra Kolesnichenko (Uzb) (8) 7-5 6-1, Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) (6) bt Iuliia Kiriienko (Ukr) 1-6 7-5 6-3 , Leonie Mekel (Ned) (3) bt Inna Kuzmenko (Rus) 6-4 6-2 , Sanaa Bhambri (Ind) (5) bt Jung-Yoon Shin (Kor) 6-4 6-3, Vivian Segnini (Bra) (2) bt Patrycja Sanduska (Pol) 6-3 7-6(3).

Doubles (quarterfinals): Sanaa Bhambri and Rushmi Chakravarthi bt Parul Goswami and Sweta Kumari Solanki 6-3, 6-1; Treta Bhattacharya and Shalini Sahoo bt Alexandra Kolesnichenko (Uzb) and Poojashree Venkatesh 7-6(3), 2-6, 10-7; Vivian Segnini (Bra) and Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) bt G. K. Shweta and Asha Nandakumar 6-1, 6-2.


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